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Feb 5, 2021 Connie Saldana, Mary Sinclair
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An interview with retired attorney and disability advocate, John Curtis about how citizens can impact government in Oregon.   David Artgetsinger updates us on the AARP Tax Aide Program in Jackson and Josephine Counties.   Lastly, Hugh Anderson tells about the new Savvy program that features monthly expert speakers put on by the AARP Community Action Team in Southern Oregon. Donny Roze’ “Margaret” copyright 2018; 2019 article: “Superstitions”
Topics: John Curtis, David Artgetsinger, Hugh Anderson, KSKQ, AARP Oregon, Donny Roze
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Jan 17, 2021 Rick Vann & Connie Saldana
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Garret Tesman, a medical professional in the field of Integrative Medicine, talks about healthy eating habits with co-host Rick Vann.   As most of us add a few pounds over the holidays, Garret will provide some tips and tactics to help once that cheesecake and those holiday cookies are history.  Next,  Lyn Hennion was one of the rare women in field of Financial Advising as she entered the profession three decades ago.   In her interview with Co-host, Mary Sinclair, she discusses her long...
Topics: healthy eating, Garret Tesman, financial advisor, Lyn Hennion, AARP Oregon, KSKQ
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Dec 28, 2020 Connie Saldana and Rick Vann
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How do we make smart financial choices in the complicated financial landscape of 2021?  H erstle Jones, the President of Jones & Associates in Medford, Oregon. His advice and insight today will stimulate some ideas and help you plan for the year ahead. As we age and unexpected changes in our health and living situations, sometimes mean we need a bit of assistance thinking through our options.  A service, called Aging and Disability Resource Connection, (ADRC) offers guidance and...
Topics: AARP-OR, KSKQ, Herstle Jones, RVCOG ADRC, Katie Merola
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Dec 28, 2020 Connie Saldana
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Focus on AARP’s Driver Safety program .   Learn about it from Jim Botwins, Cleon Cox, Craig Bussey and Layton Rosencrance.   Driver safety for people 55 and older is essential. In addition to keeping the roads safer for everyone, drivers who take the basic AARP training are eligible for savings on their insurance.
Topics: AARP Driver Safety Program, AARP-OR, KSKQ
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Dec 28, 2020 Rick Vann and Connie Saldana
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Rick Vann takes a quick culinary tour through some European dining experiences with Brian Latimer from Southern California.   Brian is a veteran international traveler, a true “gourmet,” and a wine-lover. Next, Connie Saldana speaks with Matt Paneitz, who founded a green-built school in the highlands of Guatemala.   Matt also travels the world teaching the principles and practices of construction using recycled materials.  However, he speaks to Connie today about another passion of his,...
Topics: AARP-OR, KSKQ, Brian Latimer, Matt Paneitz, gourmet, teach democratic principles
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Dec 28, 2020 Rick Vann and Connie Saldana
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Rick Vann interviews Portland, Oregon, healthcare professional and Registered Nurse, Abby Osborn, to get her take on the science, history, and importance of vaccines and, of course, vaccinations.   She discusses herd immunity as well as why so many Americans are reluctant to even take the vaccine once one has been approved and is available. It turns out that the question of “to vaccinate or not vaccinate doesn’t always have as clean and clear answer as we might think.   Connie Saldana...
Topics: AARP-OR, KSKQ, Abby Osborn, Jennifer Marguliss, vaccinations, anti-vaxers
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Dec 28, 2020 Connie Saldana and Mary Sinclair
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Our brain health and well-being is critical to living an enjoyable and productive life, and it is in fact something that we can exercise and improve.   In this replay of a 2018 interview, brain scientist, Dr. John Kalb, who is also a Chiropractor in Ashland, Oregon.   offers many tips for us to maintain peak brain performance as we age.   His recent book is “Keep your Marbles: Your Game Plan for a Healthy Brain.” In the second half co-host Mary Sinclair speaks with Lily Herwald, of...
Topics: AARP-OR, KSKQ, brain health, Rebuilding Together Rogue Valley, falls prevention
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Dec 27, 2020 Rick Vann, Mary Sinclair
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Seattle historian, Chuck McCain, has made the study of war a lifelong pursuit and passion.   In an interview with co-host Rick Vann, Chuck takes on a fast trip through some of our nation's more recent wars with some very surprising facts, figures, and stories. Co-host Mary Sinclair talks with Becky Gladstone who is the First Vice President of League of Women Voters of Oregon about the League. This originally aired in 2018
Topics: AARP-OR, KSKQ, Chuck McCain, Becky Gladstone, LWV
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Jun 28, 2020 Rick Vann and Connie Saldana
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Cohost Rick Vann discusses global warming and climate change with Dr. Alan Journet, a climate scientist with SOCAN (Southern Oregon Climate Action Now)..   And they also touch on one of the few positive side effects of COVID-19 that is already impacting our environment. https://socan.eco/ Next Connie Saldana interviews Donny Roze.   Donny and his wife Kate are “dyed in the wool persons of peace” through the healing power of music.   Through the nonprofit, Heart and Hope Music, Donny and...
Topics: SOCAN, Alan Journet, Heart and Hope Music, Donny Roze, KSKQ Community Radio, AARP Oregon, climate...
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Jun 8, 2020 Rick Vann and Connie Saldana
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What does it mean for society to “reopen” during the life cycle of the COVID-19   pandemic?   Dr. Jim Shames, Medical Director and Health Officer for Jackson County, Oregon, Health Department gives the science of how we can all stay safer, and shares the thinking behind the Oregon Governor’s plan to move to Stage 2 soon.   In this election year as in all years since 1920, the League of Women Voters is active providing non-partisan information about candidates and well-researched...
Topics: Dr. Jim Shames, Mary Sinclair, League of Women Voters, People not Politicians, redistricting, AARP...
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Jun 8, 2020 Connie Saldana;Rick Vann
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Learn about preventing and reporting telephone and other forms of fraud from Chuck Harwood, Director of the Northwest Regional Office of the Federal Trade Commission in Seattle.   Fraud is a concern for everyone; however, seniors are particularly targeted by scammers for a number of reasons.   The Federal Trade Commission also investigates consumer complaints involving businesses and evaluates large business deals that could create monopolies.   Later in the show we discuss an issue that...
Topics: Chuck Harwood, Federal Trade Commission, homelessness, Vanessa Houk, Peace Meals, AARP Oregon, Kskq
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Jun 8, 2020 Rick Vann and Mary Sinclair
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We start today’s show with “Part Two” of a continuing discussion of a $166 million new Jackson County Oregon jail be voted on in the May 19, 2020 election.   Part 1 featured proponent Sheriff Nate Sickler.   In today’s show hear the reasoning of Julie Akins, Ashland City Counselor--vocal opponent of the expenditures who challenges the need for an enlarged facility.. Later in the show we learn about the nuts and bolts of running an election from Chris Walker, Jackson County Clerk.  ...
Topics: Julie Akins, Ashland City Couselor, Chris Walker, Jackson County Clerk, elections, AARP Oregon, KSKQ
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Jun 7, 2020 Rick Vann, Connie Saldana
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Jackson County Oregon Sheriff, Nathan Sickler, discusses the ballot measure that will be on the local ballot in May, 2020, proposing a 20-year, $100 million bond plus commitment of $66 million of County funds. Obviously, the Sherriff is a proponent of enlarging the bed-capacity of the jail.   Next month we will hear from an opponent of the bond measure.   Ruth and Charlie TerBush are accountants in AARP’s local Tax Aide Program.   Ruth coordinates the program in Jackson County, but the...
Topics: Sherriff Nathan Sickler, AARP Tax Aide, Ruth and Charlie TerBush, AARP Oregon, KSKQ
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Mar 5, 2020 Mary Sinclair, Connie Saldana
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Liz James shares about her work with a small nonprofit in Houston,Texas, called Lesbian Health Initiative, where she worked to gather public health data, as well as to do public education and legislative advocacy.   Liz is currently active with the local AARP Community Action Team and Age-Friendly cities initiative, as well as Rogue Valley Council of Governments’ Senior Advisory Council.   Next is the second half of the presentation given by Gil Penaloza, international expert on designing...
Topics: Liz James, Gil Penaloza, 8 80 Cities, AARP, KSKQ
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Feb 8, 2020 Mary Sinclair
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Dami Roelse is an expert in walking.   She has hiked in many countries on many continents since her first intercontinental trip as a teenager. She says, “Walking allows you to take in nature with your senses, to meet people.   The activity makes you want to care for the environment.“   Dami coaches women over 50 in walking and hiking and is authoring her third book.
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Jan 20, 2020 Connie Saldana and Mary Sinclair
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Gil Penalosa, international consultant on the creation of humane cities and urban parks that work specifically for people 8 and 80 years old and everyone else spoke in Medford Oregon on December 11, 2019. Next, Dami Roelse is an expert in walking.   She has hiked in many countries on many continents since her first intercontinental trip as a teenager. She says, “Walking allows you to take in nature with your senses, to meet people.   The activity makes you want to care for the...
Topics: Gil Penalosa, 8-80 Cities, Dami Roelse, AARP Oregon, KSKQ Community Radio
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Jan 20, 2020 Connie Saldana and Mary Sinclair
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Blake Rogers is CEO and partner in OM Extracts, a family-owned business in Southern Oregon that refines and sells CBD oil extract made from the hemp plant. The CBD industry is in its infancy, but expanding fast.   Next, Dennis Caraher is a musician and teacher of song writing. He writes music for children, as well as adults and we’ll hear a song from each genre today.   From Dennis we will learn about the process of musical creativity
Topics: OM Extracts, CBD oil, Dennis Caraher, AARP Oregon, KSKQ Community Radio
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Jan 19, 2020 Connie Saldana and Mary Sinclair
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Three interviews: 1) Elizabeth Hallett, Executive Director of Peace House in Ashland, Oregon, talking about their 2019 Peacemakers Awards Dinner. They honored Native American educator, David West; anti-gun-violence advocates with a project called “Vison Quilt;” and non-violent social change advocates, Dr. Larry Ward and Dr. Peggy Rowe Ward. 2) Lily Myers Kaplan of Spirit of Resh Foundation—with the mission “Enhancing Life by Embracing Death”—has just published a new work book, LOSS...
Topics: Peace House, Elizabeth Hallett, David West, Vision Quilt, Larry Ward, Peggy Rowe Ward, Lily Myers...
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Jan 19, 2020 Connie Saldana, Mary Sinclair
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Three interviews: 1) Bret and Amy Moore of W.L. Moore Construction in Central Point, Oregon are a builder and a realtor who tell us why their company’s homes are certified as “Lifelong Housing”.   All their homes are constructed with Universal Design features that anyone can enjoy comfortably and safely at any point in their lives and at any level of ability.   2) Mended Hearts is support group for survivors of heart attacks and their families.   Learn from Jeff Roberts and Marlon...
Topics: W.L.Moore Construction, Lifelong Housing, Mended Hearts, Stop the Bleed, AARP Oregon, KSKQ
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Dec 28, 2019 Mary Sinclair, Connie Saldana
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Explore Senior Villages with Katharine Danner, Executive Director of Ashland At Home.   A Village is made up of seniors who need help with a wide range of activities with other seniors—volunteers—who are willing to provide that help.   There are many village models across the country linked in a Village-to-Village Network   Next we move into a more enigmatic realm, with an interview with Elena Cooper, family owner and tour guide extraordinaire, about the Oregon Vortex—a location where...
Topics: Ashland at Home, Oregon Vortex, AARP, KSKQ
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Oct 25, 2019 Mickey Huff
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Mickey Huff keynote-Independent Media Week 4/18/19 -played on Project Censored 10-14-19.
Topics: Mickey Huff, Independent Media Week
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Jul 29, 2019 Mary Sinclair and Connie Saldana
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Focus on AARP’s Driver Safety program.   Learn about it from Jim Botwins, Cleon Cox, Craig Bussey and Layton Rosencrance.   Driver safety for people 55 and older is essential. In addition to keeping the roads safer for everyone, drivers who take the basic AARP training are eligible for savings on their insurance.  Talent (Oregon) is now a Maker City. Explore the process with Ryan Wilcoxson, Executive Director, and City Counselor, Stephanie Dolan.   Maker Cities promote craft manufacturing...
Topics: Jim Botwins, Cleon Cox, Craig Bussey, Layton Rosencrance, Ryan Wilcoxson, Stephanie Dolan, AARP...
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Jul 29, 2019 Connie Saldana and Mary Sinclair
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Professional story teller, Thomas Doty.   We’ve spoken about the example that traditional cultures set for individuals and peoples in terms of respect given to elders and the value of the wisdom that they, in turn, pass to their communities.   We will learn how stories work to preserve and strengthen Native American communities.   Marla Estes and Rob Schläpfer dig deep into the healing of schisms through enhanced communication between humans, starting with effective listening skills...
Topics: Thomas Doty, Marla Estes, Rob Schlapfer, AARP Oregon, KSKQ Community Radio
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May 27, 2019 Mary Sinclair, Connie Saldana
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Today’s interviews will take you to the worlds of two individuals who are passionate about their work—one as a volunteer in far-off lands, one as an employee of a museum of anthropology.   In the world of a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, Molly Mckissick taught small children games to help them heal from the trauma in their lives.   This interview is guaranteed to move your heart.   In a world of another sort, Marc Lonn shares about his life after retirement, fulfilled by providing...
Topics: Molly McKissick, Rohingya children, Marc Lonn, San Diego Museum of Man, AARP Oregon, KSKQ
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May 27, 2019 Connie Saldana
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Pam Norr, Executive Director of ACCESS, the Community Action Agency in Medford, Oregon, shares about the key service role of CAAs in communities around the United States.   She describes the many programs offered by ACCESS to its “neighbors” (clients). In a repeat interview, NeuroScientist, Dr. Rob Winningham, shares information about the aging brain and tips for warding off dementia.   Plus a short “Why I don’t have as many friends as I used to” from AARP Magazine Feb/Mar 2019.
Topics: ACCESS, Community Action Agencies, Pam Noor, Rob Winningham, AARP Oregon, KSKQ
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Mar 23, 2019 Mary Sinclair, Connie Saldana
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Ellen Waldman, certified Aging Life Care Specialist, talks about the role of practitioners in her profession to help individuals and families prepare for changes that often come with aging. Her business is Senor Options in Ashland, Oregon.  “Aging Happens, Planning Helps.” Get some solid tips on the process of successful retirement from Ean Roby.   Ean, a retired Community College teacher now gets joy from volunteering as an instructor OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at Southern...
Topics: Ellen Waldman, Ean Roby, Senior Options, Aging Life Care Specialist, OLLI at Southern Oregon...
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Mar 18, 2019 Connie Saldana
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John Curits, retired attorney, discusses issues of coverage of mental health by Medicare and explains his committee’s advocacy work on a campaign to expand the types of mental health counselors that are covered by Medicare.  This is of particular importance in rural areas of our country where there is a scarcity of licensed practitioners.   
Topics: Medicare, John Curtis, Mental Health coverage
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Mar 7, 2019 Conne Saldana
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Learn about the history, mission and community service of the Masons from Norm Rossignol, Robert Stark and Art Borland the Worshipful Masters of the Ashland, Medford, and Jacksonville/Warren Masonic Lodges in Southern Oregon.
Topics: Masons, freemasonry, Norm Rossignol, Robert Stark, Art Borland, Age of Adventure, KSKQ
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Mar 7, 2019 Connie Saldana
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Two vastly different but passionate examples of dedicated community service:   learn about the history, mission and work of Freemasonry with the Masters of three Southern Oregon Masonic Lodges.   Next listen again to a 2018 interview with Portland resident, Margaret Carter, a Black mother, grandmother, attentive neighbor, school board member, engaged citizen and former Oregon State Senator about her life of service.
Topics: Masons, Freemasonry, Margaret Carter, KSKQ, AARP Oregon
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Mar 7, 2019 Connie Saldana & Mary Sinclair
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John Curits, retired attorney, discusses issues of coverage of mental health by Medicare and explains his committee’s advocacy work on a campaign to expand the types of mental health counselors that are covered.    Then, Sarah Seybold, retired hospice nurse, former Peace Corps volunteer, world traveler, shares about the process of having to downsize her home many times before moving.
Topics: John Curtis, Sarah Seybold, Medicare, downsizing your home, KSKQ, AARP Oregon
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Mar 7, 2019 Mary Sinclair & Connie Saldana
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“Every baby needs a grandma” is the premise of Grandmas 2 Go.   Founder, Lynn Otto, began by matching babies and nurturing women to hold them.   Now the nonprofit also provides mentoring and training for new parents, as well as training for “women of wisdom and experience”   to be family coaches.   Then, historian, Olena Black, shares about the early 20th Century home economics movement through the perspective of her own mother’s collection of writings.   Learn about the rise of...
Topics: Grandmas 2 Go, Lynn Otto, Olena Black, KSKQ, AARP Oregon
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Mar 7, 2019 Mary Sinclair & Connie Saldana
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Hear from AARP Oregon’s new Director, Ruby Houghton Pitts speaker  at the AARP Vital Aging Conference in Medford, Oregon, November 2018, and from Liz James and Don Bruland, AARP’ activists.   Then be inspired by an interview with Chase Iron Eyes, Staff Attorney for Lakota People’s Law Project, civil rights activist and Standing Rock Water Protector is a leader in the Indigenous People’s resistance to the placement of petroleum pipelines across their lands.
Topics: Ruby Houghton Pitts, Liz James, Don Bruland, Chase Iron Eyes, Vial Aging Conference, KSKQ, AARP...
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Mar 7, 2019 Connie Saldana
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Claudia Chaves--psychotherapist, author and activist--explains various psychological and societal reasons why people often don’t think for themselves.   Denny Caraher, musician, poet and teacher shares his inspiration for music and the writing of lyrics and plays us a song.  
Topics: Claudia Chaves, Dennis Caraher, KSKQ, AARP Oregon
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Sep 30, 2018 Mary Sinclair & Connie Saldana
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As we fast approach 2018 mid-term elections in the United States, Becky Gladstone, First Vice President of Voter Services and Education with Oregon’s League of Women Voters, shares about elections and voting.   In a lighter interview with Kiki McGrath, the third generation keeper and proprietor of a visitor destination we learn about Prehistoric Gardens on Oregon’s coast.   Kiki’s grandfather Ernie Nelson, a dinosaur enthusiast and artist from childhood literally sculpted life-size...
Topics: Becky Gladstone, Oregon League of Women Voters, voter information, Kiki McGrath, Prehistoric...
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Sep 30, 2018 Mary Sinclair & Connie Saldana
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Terri Eubanks Community Preparedness Coordinator for the City of Ashland, Oregon, shares about the city’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)--an organization that trains citizens in how to assist response efforts effectively and safely during natural and human-caused emergencies.      In the second interview we learn about how non- profit organizations serve in the recovery phase after disaster events through an organization called Rogue Valley Community Organizations Active in...
Topics: Terri Eubanks, Ashland CERT, Jan Sanderson Taylor, RVCOAD, AARP Oregon, KSKQ Community Radio
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Sep 30, 2018 Mary Sinclair & Connie Saldana
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Terri Eubanks Community Preparedness Coordinator for the City of Ashland, Oregon, shares about the city’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)--an organization that trains citizens in how to safely and competently assist response efforts during natural and human-caused disasters.      In the second interview we learn about how non profit organizations serve in the recovery phase after disaster events through an organization called Rogue Valley Community Organizations Active in...
Topics: Terri Eubanks, Ashland CERT, Jan Sanderson Taylor, RVCOAD, Community Organizsations Active in...
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Sep 30, 2018 Connie Saldana and Mary Sinclair
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Learn about the early roots of Oregon’s democratic ethic from historian Olena Black.    Olena whose family traveled the treacherous trail west in a covered wagon and settled in Southern Oregon.   Then, in a compilation of two 2015 interviews with elder, anthropologist, and author, Benson Lanford lean about the role of elders in “pre-US” America…that is, of Native Americans.
Topics: Olena Black, Benson Lanford, pioneers, Native elders, AARP Oregon, KSKQ Community Radio
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Jul 17, 2018 Mary Sinclair, Connie Saldana
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Learn about volunteering with the Community Volunteer Network of Pacific Retirement Services in Medford, OR, from Becky Snyder the the long time Executive Director of that organization.  If you appreciate the pioneering spirit you will enjoy our interview with retired therapist, Jan Elliott.   She was born of Oregon pioneers and later became an early practitioner in a pioneering field of therapy, called Corrective Parenting.
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Jun 7, 2018 Mary Sinclair, Connie Saldana
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Two of our favorite guests from past shows—Author and chiropractor, Dr John Kalb and Sharon Johnson: author, syndicated columnist and falls prevention specialist.   Dr Kalb’s new book provides many tips for us to stay at peak brain performance as we age.   His new book is Keep Your Marbles|Your Game Plan for a Healthy Brain.   Sharon Johnson talks about her nonprofit, Age Friendly Innovators and the falls prevention project, Grandma’s Porch. Sharon’s new book, How Gray is My Valley ,...
Topics: Dr. John Kalb, brain health, Sharon Johnson, healthy aging, Keep Your Marbles, How Gray is My...
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Apr 25, 2018 Connie Saldana, Mary Sinclair
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Amazing 82 yr old Retired Oregon Senator Margaret Carter shares about her life and her neighborhood in North Northeast Portland.   AARP volunteer, Ginny Dewason, talks about her participation on the AARP Diversity Committee. Learn about AARP’s Livability Index from Bandana Shrestha, Oregon’s Director of Community Engagement.   Just google ”AARP Livability Index” to see how your community scores compared to others across the country.
Topics: Margaret Carter, Ginny Deason, Bandana Shrestha, KSKQ, AARP Oregon
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Mar 26, 2018 Connie Saldana and Mary Sinclair
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Co-host Connie Saldana shares her family’s amazing experience connecting with their "long lost" half sister through the miracle of DNA testing. Kevin McLoughlin, financial advisor, speaks at the   “Living Longer, Living Smarter” conference, sponsored by AARP in August, 2017, and shares some tips for financial planning as one considers retirement and beyond.  
Topics: KSKQ, AARP Oregon, DNA Testing, Kevin McLoughlin, financial planning
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Feb 26, 2018 Mary Sinclair and Connie Saldana
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Susan Castillo speaks about her careers in broadcast media, as a Senator in the Oregon Legislature, Oregon Superintendent of Instruction, and Vice President of Project Lead the Way--a national STEM educational non-profit--as well as about her decision to retire.   Learn about what it takes to run a robust Senior Center from Bev Power, Administrator, and Abe Carroll, Board Chair of Medford (Oregon) Senior Center.
Topics: Susan Castillo, Bev Power, Abe Carroll, Project Lead the Way, Medford Senior Center, AARP Oregon,...
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Feb 26, 2018 Connie Saldana and Mary Sinclair
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Susan Castillo speaks about her careers in broadcast media, Senator in the Oregon Legislature, Oregon Superintendent of Instruction, and Vice President of Leads the Way a national STEM educational non-profit, as well as about her decision to retire.   Learn about what it takes to run a robust Senior Center from Bev Power, Administrator, and Abe Carroll, Board Chair of Medford (Oregon) Senior Center.
Topics: Susan Castillo, Bev Power, Abe Carroll, Leads the Way, Medford Senior Center, AARP Oregon, KSKQ
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Jan 28, 2018 Connie Saldana, Mary Sinclair
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Neurologist, Dr. Rob Winningham, shares information about the aging brain and tips for warding off dementia.   Oregon House Representative, Pam Marsh, a woman in government, herself, talks about her path to state-wide elected office, with the hope of encouraging others to follow their passion and serve their communities.   The hour ends with a short piece by KSKQ astrologer, Stefan Windroth, on the significance of being 57 years of age.
Topics: Dr. Rob Winningham, Rep. Pam Marsh, Stefan Windroth, Astrologer, KSKQ, AARP Oregon
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Dec 22, 2017 Connie Saldana
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Holiday memories and traditions make up the theme of this month's show.  Learn about Hanukkah from Jyl Kline Riendeau and about the African American celebration, Kwanzaa.  Many individuals share their personal poignant and humorous stories.
Topics: Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Jyl Kline Riendeau, KSKQ, AARP Oregon
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Nov 26, 2017 Mary Sinclair, Connie Saldana
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We revisit Susan Hearn, Executive Director of Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice to see what progress has been made on their beautiful hospice “mansion.”   Then Mary Ann Perry tells us about home funerals and her training with Home Funeral Alliance.   Finally, Elaine Freisen-Strang and Joyce deMonnin share about AARP resources.
Topics: Susan Hearn, Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice, Mary Ann Perry, Home Funeral Alliance, AARP...
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Nov 25, 2017 Palestine; Israel; Carol Hwoschinsky; Compassionate Listening
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Palestine Israel Dialogue--Compassionate Listening.  Carol Hwoschinsky's introduction to compassionate listening exercise. Compassionate Listening Project's Israel/Palestine video: https://vimeo.com/34998082
Topics: Palestine, Israel, Carol Hwochinsky, Compassionate Listening
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Nov 25, 2017 KSKQ Community Radio
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Palestine-Israel Dialogue:Moving towards Understanding. Audience Questions & Comments.  Jack Dresser, PhD; Jyl Kline Riendeau; Avram Sacks; Rabbi Joshua Boettiger. Moderator: Jeff Golden. Southern Oregon University 11/10/17. For relevant readings and videos, contact connie@kskq.org
Topics: Israel, Palestine, Jack Dresser, Jyl Kline Riendeau, Avram Sacks, Rabbi Joshua Boettiger, Jeff...
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Nov 25, 2017 KSKQ Community Radio
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Palestine-Israel Dialogue:Moving towards Understanding. Panelists:  Jack Dresser, PhD; Jyl Kline Riendeau; Avram Sacks; Rabbi Joshua Boettiger. Moderator: Jeff Golden. Southern Oregon University 11/10/17. Co-sponsors: Peace House, Multicultural Association of Southern Oregon, SOU United Nations Alliance; Ashland Culture of Peace Commission, Veterans for Peace, KSKQ Community Radio. For relevant readings and videos, contact connie@kskq.org
Topics: Palestine, Israel, Jack Dresser, Jyl Kline Riendeau, Avram Sacks, Rabbi Joshua Boettiger, Jeff...
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Nov 15, 2017 Mary Sinclair
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Hands on Radio.  Interview of Barbara Kline about the OLLI class (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Southern Oregon University) she took.  Aired on Oct. 22, 2017 as a segment on Age of Adventure.  The six-week class was taught by volunteers from KSKQ Community Radio.
Topics: Barbara Kline, OLLI, KSKQ
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Nov 7, 2017 Connie Saldana, Mary Sinclair
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Is your heart’s desire to learn music once you retire?   Hear what Bil Leonhart, jazz, Americana, and classical guitarist, has to recommend.   He teaches students of all ages percussive stringed instruments in Ashland, Oregon. Next: some people look forward to going back to class in their retirement.   Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, located at Southern Oregon University offers this opportunity.   Barbara Kline shares about her “Hands-on Radio” class.
Topics: Bil Leonhart, Barbara Kline, AARP Oregon, KSKQ Community Radio, retirement activities
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Sep 27, 2017 Mary Sinclair, Connie Saldana
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Brad Russell, Executive Director of the Medford Oregon YMCA talks about serving on non-profit boards.   He offers tips for you, if you’re considering joining a board or if you are already serving.   Kathi Holmbeck J.D., Elder Law attorney speaks at the   Living Longer, Living Smarter conference, sponsored by AARP in August, 2017.   She outlines important documents to complete and legal considerations as you do life planning.
Topics: serving on non-profit boards, Elder Law, Brad Russell, Kathi Holmbeck JD, KSKQ, AARP Oregon, Living...
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Aug 31, 2017 Mary Sinclair, Connie Saldana
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Elizabeth Hallett, Board Chair of Peace House in Ashland, Oregon,  speaks about her life as a peace activist. She recounts that September 1, 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Nuremberg Action Vigil at the Concord, California, Weapons Station in opposition to US support of wars in Central America.  On this date the  one of its leaders, Brian Willson, was maimed when  he was intentionally hit by a train as he non-violently demonstrated on the track.
Topics: Elizabeth Hallett, Nuremberg Action Vigil, peace activism, KSKQ, AARP Oregon, Brian Willson
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Jul 24, 2017 Connie Saldana
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True Adventure:   Trek the Appalachian Trail from beginning to end with David Christian. Learn tips for older hikers while you share his stories.   Then get a sense of Ashland, Oregon’s Women’s March that took place January 22, 2017.   The town of 22,000 hosted 8-10,000 marchers.
Topics: David Christian, Appalachian Trail, tips for older hikers, Women's March 2017, Ashland Oregon...
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Jul 24, 2017 Connie Saldana
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Two related topics:   poverty and affordable housing:   Father Jim Clifford of St. Vincent de Paul Society in Medford, Oregon, talks about the people his organization serves, and the topic of poverty, itself.   Age of Adventure cohost, Connie Saldaña, gives an overview of affordable housing:   what does the term mean? how is it created? and what is causing the affordable rental crisis in Southern Oregon (and across the country)?
Topics: Poverty, Affordable Housing, affordable rental crisis, Father Jim Clifford, St. Vincent de...
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Jul 24, 2017 Cnnie Saldana
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Two diverse topics—retire in paradise and prepare for the end of your life:   First meet Becky Anderson, who has successfully retired in La Paz, Mexico, on her Social Security plus a network marketing business.   Then, Dr. John Forsythe, retired cardiologist, educates us about the importance of thinking about and--even planning for--one’s end of life preferences. It is essential to hold conversations about our end of life plans with family members and friends and to complete the necessary...
Topics: retire in Mexico, end of life, Dr. John Forsythe, Becky Anderson, KSKQ, AARP Oregon
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May 29, 2017 Connie Saldana; Mary Sinclair
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Get fitness tips from author and fitness consultant, Andy Baxter of Baxter Fitness Systems.   His work is with people 50 and older.   Marc Lonn began his dream job as Concierge for San Diego Museum of Man—after retiring.   Learn about the museum, itself, plus the secret to finding happiness through service.
Topics: Andy Baxter, Marc Lonn, senior fitness, Baxter Fitness System, LLC, San Diego Museum of Man, KSKQ...
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Apr 23, 2017 Connie Saldana & Mary Sinclair
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Do you long to do your real work after you retire?  Steve Fitch shares about developing Pangea's Promise permaculture farm and educational project after a career as a corporate attorney.  Ron Fox had a long career with a utility company before retiring to community work in economic development, including serving on the Board of the local Community College. Get tips on how to transition. [shortened show, due to pledge drive]
Topics: Retire, Pangea's Promise, Rogue Community College, SOREDI, Ron Fox, Steve Fitch, AARP Oregon, KSKQ
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Mar 27, 2017 Connie Saldana, Mary Sinclair
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We’re talking about using death as a tool to enhance life. Co-host Mary Sinclair interviews Diane Kasmatka, palliative care nurse at Providence Medford Medical Center and Connie Saldana interviews Lily Myers Kaplan, founder of Spirit of Resh Foundation.
Topics: Diane Kasmatka, Lily Myers Kaplan, Spirit of Resh Foundation, Palliative care, AARP Oregon, KSKQ
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Mar 27, 2017
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Topics: Lily Meyer Kaplan, KSKQ, AARP Oregon, palliative care, Spirit of Resh Foundation, end of life issues
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Feb 27, 2017 Connie Saldana, Mary Sinclair
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Second in True Adventure Series:   Travel the world with Maria Geigel, who teaches a class in travels to exotic lands for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Southern Oregon University.   Then take an not-so-exotic excursion through several attractions in the town of Central Point, Oregon.
Topics: Marie Geigel, OLLI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, KSKQ, AARP Oregon, Central Point Oregon,...
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Dec 26, 2016 Connie Saldana
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Music and the Brain. Dr. Larry Sherman, neurologist, talks about the science behind the benefits to the brain of listening to and playing music.   Elaine Freisen-Strang is AARP Oregon Volunteer President and recently retired Guardian for people with developmental disabilities.   She talks about the lifelong impact of music on her life, including the channel of communication it provided between her and her father in the last years of his life.   John Mullin, Legislative Advocate for Oregon...
Topics: Larry Sherman, Elaine Freisen-Strang, John Mullin, Ellen Whyte, neurology, music, AARP Oregon,...
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Dec 26, 2016 Connie Saldana
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The topic is Lifelong Housing.   Building contractor and Realtor, Bret and Amy Moore build and sell beautiful homes that are fully-accessible and/ or adaptable in Central Point, Oregon.   Learn about the features that make these homes comfortable and livable for people of all ages and abilities and learn about the market demand for them.   Darrell Boldt, also a builder, is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist.   He describes the Lifelong Housing Certification program and strategy for...
Topics: Bret and Amy Moore, Darrell Boldt, Lifelong Housing Certication, Lifelong Housing, KSKQ, AARP Oregon
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Dec 26, 2016 Connie Saldana
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Rogue Rainbow Elders was formed to promote improved quality of life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors through advocacy, education, and services.   Learn about some of the issues LGBT community members face as they age and about Rogue Rainbow Elders from Julian Spalding one of the founders.   Learn about Lotus Rising Project, an active organization that supports LGBT youth, from Lori Warfield, Interim Executive Director
Topics: Rogue Rainbow Elders, Lotus Rising Project, Julian Spalding, Lori Warfield, LGBT Elders, LGBT Youth
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Dec 26, 2016 Connie Saldana
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Medicare and Medicaid:   what’s the difference?   Learn about the two federal programs that were born during the War on Poverty.   Christine Meredith is a highly trained expert in Medicare. She is a SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance) volunteer.   Host, Connie Saldana, gives a brief overview of Medicaid, the state- and federally-funded program that provides health care and long term care program for low income people.
Topics: Medicare, SHIBA, Medicaid, Christine Meridith, Connie Saldana, KSKQ, AARP Oregon
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Dec 26, 2016 Connie Saldana
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Two diverse topics:   Learn about hospice and end-of-life care from Susan Hearn is Executive Director of Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice.   She shares about her organization and a new and beautiful hospice residence that will be completed soon.   Take advantage of the last of summer sun by learning how to make a solar oven from Claudia Chaves, organic gardener and former kibbutz resident.
Topics: Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice, hospice, solar oven, solar cooker, Susan Hearn, Claudia Chaves,...
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Nov 29, 2016 Connie Saldana
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Enjoy conversations on Lifelong Learning:   Sara Brown teaches a course called, “How to Create the Life You Want After 70” at Southern Oregon University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).   Jan Holland is an off-and-on retired Episcopal Priest.and life-long learner who participated in Sara’s class.   Claudia Chaves teaches a course with OLLI in “The Arts of Happiness.”   Claudia is a licensed clinical psychologist in Ashland, OR.
Topics: Sara Brown, Jan Holland, Claudia Chaves, lifelong learning, create the life you want, Arts of...
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Nov 29, 2016 Connie Saldana
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Explore the traditional role of elders in their societies.   One important function is to pass wisdom on to younger members of the family and the community.   Overhear a conversation between 93 year-old M.J. Deming and 16 year old Emmanuel Senter.   Benson Lanford, American Indian and anthropologist, will address the topic of the critical role that elders have in ensuring the continuance of a culture—both by living their traditions and by directly teaching them to youngsters. Jerry Cohen,...
Topics: DEmint, MJ, Senter, Emmanuel, Lanford, Benson, elders, traditional role of elders, Cohen, Jerry,...
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Mar 27, 2016 Connie Saldana
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Hear about family caregivers from the perspectives of two survivors-turned-support-group-leaders, Jerry Hauck and Ellen Gardner and about a new AARP Oregon caregiver respite initiative from John Bartholomew.
Topics: family caregivers, alzheimer's, dementia, caregiver respite, AARP Oregon, KSKQ, Jerry Hauck, Ellen...
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Feb 29, 2016 Connie Saldana
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In recognition of Black History month, we are celebrating with African American grandparents.   Hear about the important and evolving role of elders in Black families and their communities from wise grandmothers, Geneva Craig, Gwen Henderson and grandfather, Dennis Franklin.
Topics: Geneva Craig, Gwen Henderson, Dennis Franklin, Black grandparents, African American grandparents,...
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Jan 27, 2016 Connie Saldana
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The topic is Brain Health.   Roger Anunsen, of Mindramp Consulting, reviews some recent science on the brain as it matures.   Sharon Johnson, syndicated columnist and Executive Director of Age-Friendly Innovators, and Dr. John Kalb, Chiropractor and Author of Winning at Aging , give us practical tips on how to keep our brains healthy.
Topics: Brain Health, John Kalb, Sharon Johnson, Roger Anunsen, Connie Saldana, AARP Oregon, KSKQ Community...
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Dec 28, 2015 Connie Saldana
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Founders of two examples of 55+ communities—one with streets and trees and one virtual—from Ashland, OR.   Madeline Hill, developer of national award winning, Mountain Meadows, tells how the dream was manifest.   Resident and Board member, Bobbie McKinnon, resident explains the role of residents in governance and some of the benefits of living in a 55+ community, like Mountain Meadows.   Katharine Danner, Executive Director of Ashland At Home since its inception 4 years ago, explains the...
Topics: Ashland At Home, Mountain Meadows, AARP Oregon, KSKQ, Madeline Hill, Katharine Danner, 55+...
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Dec 14, 2015 Connie Saldana
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The topic is the low income rental crisis that is taking place in Southern Orengon and in other cities across the country.   A collage of interviews: the first is Leigh, the Director of a local resource center who knows of 12 elders who will be sleeping on the street of this small town this frosty night.   Then Charu,a 96 year-old woman whose rent was raised by 50% one month after a new property owner took over. Debby is a senior who prefers not to talk about how she became homeless.   Wyne...
Topics: housing crisis, homeless, Ashland Community Resource Center, Leigh Madsen, Charu Colorado, AARP,...
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Dec 14, 2015
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Have you heard the term Longevity Economy? Statistics show that, far from the stereotype of ‘greedy geezers’ who debilitating the country by using Social Security and Medicare, the 50+ segment of the economy build wealth and provide jobs at a greater rate that other segments of the population.   Learn about it from Dr. John Bowlng,of Sustainable Leadership, LLC, Jacksonville, OR and  Jody Holzman of AARP National
Topics: John Bowling, Jody Holzman, Peter Sage, longevity economy, greedy geezers, AARP, KSKQ
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Sep 28, 2015 Connie Saldana
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What makes a community livable for residents of all ages, abilities and backgrounds?   Learn about AARP’s Livability Index, livability in southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley and the Lifelong Housing Certification Program.  Guests are Jana Lynott of AARP’s Public Policy Institute, Washington, DC; Bandana Shrestha, AARP Oregon’s Director of Community Engagement; and Don Bruland, retired Area on Aging and Disability Director, Citizen Advisory Council Member of two Coordinated Care...
Topics: Debra Lee, KSKQ, Gene Burnett
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Aug 31, 2015 Connie Saldana
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Listen to learn about some basic documents and issues to consider as you find it’s time to “get your affairs in order.”   Find out about guardianship and Public Guardian and Center for NonProfit Legal Services from Debra Lee, Attorney and Executive Director. Geneva Craig’s topics include history and statistics on Social Security.   She also shares tips from AARP on successful retirement
Topics: KSKQ, AARP Oregon, legal issues, documents, Center for NonProfit Legal Services, Debra Lee, Geneva...
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Aug 31, 2015 Connie
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Get some basic tips on putting your next egg to work after you retire—what is a realistic rate of return and how to get it--from Peter Sage, retired Investment Advisor and current melon farmer. Hear Ana del Fosse's unusual life story--as a female international race car mechanic and driver and business-owner, retired at 83.
Topics: KSKQ, AARP Oregon, Peter Sage, Geneva Craig, nest egg, melons, investment advisor, investment tips,...
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Aug 31, 2015 Connie Saldana
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Tune-in to some enlightening advice on starting a new business as a second career from Gary Einhorn, business consultant and coach, and from a successful client of his, Lauren Dahn, a photographer who specializes women, and uses her art to build the confidence and image of her subjects. Genevas Topics include AARP tips for starting a business.
Topics: KSKQ, AARP Oregon, second career, start a business, Gary Einhorn, Lauren Dahn, Geneva Craig
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Aug 30, 2015 Connie Saldana
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Explore two perspectives on “Balance” as we age:   healthy balance from Dr. John Kalb, author of “Winning at Aging,” and physical balance from T'ai-Chi instructor, musician and song-writer, Gene Burnett.   Get an update on AARP Community Engagement from Bandana Shrestha.
Topics: KSKQ, AARP, balance, healthy balance, healthy aging, Dr. John Kalb, Winning at Aging, T'ai-Chi,...
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Aug 30, 2015 Connie Saldana
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They say one of the benefits of getting older is getting wiser.   What does “wisdom” mean in different cultures and how do elders pass it on?   Hear from Milo Salgado about being an elder in Mexico and from Benson Lanford about American Indian wisdom.   Geneva’s Topics (Geneva Craig, AARP volunteer: several well-known people’s perspectives on aging; some statistics on aging from AARP.
Topics: KSKQ, AARP, wisdom, wisdom of elders, Milo Salgado, Benson Lanford, Geneva Craig
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Aug 30, 2015 Connie Saldana
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Learn about the many facets of AARP Oregon, get tips on aging and listen to stories about the positive side of growing older.   Co-hosts Connie Saldana and Geneva Craig: Guests Bandana Shrestha, Ana del Fosse and Sam Younhans.
Topics: KSKQ, AARP, positive aging, aging, Geneva Craig, Bandana Shrestha, Ana del Fosse, Sam Younghans
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Aug 24, 2015 Connie Saldana
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Explore creativity as we age, with Jeff Golden of Immense Possibilities, Gaea Yudron of Sage's Play, Astrologer Stefan Windroth, Anthropologist Benson Lanford.
Topics: creativity, aging, positive aging, KSKQ, AARP, Jeff Golden, Gaea Yudron, Immense Possibilities,...